Grateful to learn that my book has been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Inspirational-Religious category.
Grateful for the opportunity to tell my story.
Grateful for the opportunity to encourage others to tell their stories.
Mostly grateful for Jesus’ story of hope and healing as we become who we are.
I recently learned of a young person whose life was taken by suicide. My heart breaks for that soul and the family. Jesus’ story reminds me that hope remains. That we are not defined by our worst days. That we are enough. No matter what. And though it may not seem like it in our darkest days, a resurrection is possible. Light will always make a way.
We must continue to tell this story. Depression is an illness. It is not our fault. We do not bring this on ourselves. It is not a sign of weakness.
Help, Healing and Hope is available… Always!
Just finished filming a video on “Suicide Prevention” with these fine young men who have the fire in their belly to spread messages of healing and wholeness to all. They are members of a grassroots organization, Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry. It’s a beautiful thing when faith and clinical depression are in the same conversation. We just need more voices!
God, no matter the name you call God, promises us abundant lives, whole lives, joyful lives.
There is a difference between having the blues and having the mental illness, clinical depression.
And depression does not discriminate- men, women, young or old, black, white, pink or blue; Jeewish, Buddhist, Christian or Muslim; depression has equal opportunity.
It is important for faith communities to know that and to say that prayer is wonderful but sometimes the answer to prayer can be “go get help”, “see a doctor” or “take your medication”.
Help, Healing and Hope are always available!